1 Corinthians, Chapter 8

8:1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
8:2 If any man thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't know yet as he ought to know;
8:3 but if any man loves God, the same is known by him.
8:4 Concerning therefore the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is [anything] in the world, and that there is no God but one.
8:5 For though there are those that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are many gods, and many lords;
8:6 yet to us there is one God the Father, of whom are all things, and we to him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him.
8:7 Nevertheless there is not in all men that knowledge: but some, being used until now to the idol, eat as [of] a thing sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8:8 But food will not commend us to God: neither, if we don't eat, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.
8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours+ become a stumbling block to the weak.
8:10 For if a man sees you who has knowledge sitting at meat in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
8:11 For through your knowledge he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
8:12 And thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you+ sin against Christ.
8:13 Therefore, if meat causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh forevermore, that I do not cause my brother to stumble.

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